Cranbrook drops to 39th in BC Business Ranking of “Best Cities for Work” – Nelson at 45th

The rankings only included cities of 10,000 or more permanent residents.

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Scenic view of Cranbrook.

Cranbrook slipped from 12th place to 39th place in the recent "Best Cities for Work in B.C." ranking by BC Business magazine. — Photo courtesy Business In Focus

BC Business magazine recently published their 5th Annual “Best Cities for Work in B.C.” ranking. The list saw a major shakeup with cities like Victoria (7th to 36th) and Vancouver (9th to 31st) plunging down the list. The only two cities in the Kootenays listed didn't fare too well either.

Cranbrook slipped from 12th place in 2017 to 39th place in 2018. Nelson appeared on the list for the first time at #45, in second to last place – Whistler (#2) and Sechelt (#12) also appeared on the list for the first time.

Whereas Parksville (from 23th to 13th) and Salmon Arm (from 29th to 19th) made the biggest gains. The rankings only included cities of 10,000 or more permanent residents.

The magazine ranked things like average household income; household income for primary earners under age 35, five-year income growth, average shelter cost, five-year population growth, unemployment rate and new this year -- average commute time and housing starts.

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